Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

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Killing fish, for fun a profit. Season TR

Post by ak_powder_monkey » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:59 am

So a dozen years ago I worked at a set net site and ever since then I decided the way to have my own boat is to use it to catch fish. Since then I've worked in every side of the salmon fishery (except processing) from sport guiding, to management. This spring, realizing my job prospects were not great, and the market was good, and financing was available, I took the plunge.

I traveled to Cordova to look for boats
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Cordova is home to one of the original chairlifts in North America
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The local watering hole
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Digs for a few
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a bit of sport fishing
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I finally settled on a boat, and got myself a whiskey ginger
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The FV Sportsman, a boat 2 years younger than me, but with an updated powerplant and a bunch of great modifications.
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Maiden voyage for me
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Across the sound to the grounds
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I'm a captain
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It's like fly fishing, but way more efficient. But when you start looking at the ocean like a river... I was the highliner in the first opener I ever fished. Granted there were like 3 other boats, but still.
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First fish. Go buy a salmon in the store sometime, it could be from me
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Game on folks!
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Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:29 am

I liked you better as a marinero.

bonne chance, fucko.
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Post by The Wandering Blues » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:00 am

Congrats on the venture. What was that fine looking, hazy beer you were sipping?
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Post by -G- » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:40 am

Now how long until we’ve a drakian with a cub to land on gravel bars :Roll Eyes
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Post by fishskibum » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:17 am

ak_powder_monkey wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:59 am

It's like fly fishing, but way more efficient.

Go buy a salmon in the store sometime, it could be from me

you should watermark every fish so we know
and no captain dubious
the art of flinging flys in hopes of an eat and set netting are quite opposite ends of the fishing spectrum and quite disimiliar
but good on ya for makin les smile and gittin after it
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Post by stillsteamin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:12 pm

Beautiful sea runs.. and nice bote. Hopefully its a good year.
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Post by ak_powder_monkey » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:03 pm

-G- wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:40 am
Now how long until we’ve a drakian with a cub to land on gravel bars :Roll Eyes
5 to the t-craft
10 to the cub :cool
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Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:56 pm

what's it's[sic] name?
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Post by fatman » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:33 pm



kick some ass, Monk :smile
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Post by speybait » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:13 pm

Nice, Monkey.
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Post by ak_powder_monkey » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:27 am

mitch aka 2 fish wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:56 pm
what's it's[sic] name?
at the moment "F/V Sportsman"

may rechristen her at some point but her given name will do.
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Post by B.M. Barrelcooker » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:23 am

you go boy !!!
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